Definition of Pocket

1. Noun. A small pouch inside a garment for carrying small articles.

Specialized synonyms: Breast Pocket, Hip Pocket, Patch Pocket, Slash Pocket, Vest Pocket
Group relationships: Garment
Terms within: Pocket Flap
Generic synonyms: Pouch

2. Verb. Put in one's pocket. "They pocket the money "; "He pocketed the change"
Generic synonyms: Take

3. Noun. An enclosed space. "The trapped miners found a pocket of air"
Exact synonyms: Pouch, Sac, Sack
Generic synonyms: Cavity, Enclosed Space

4. Verb. Take unlawfully. "They pocket the money "
Exact synonyms: Bag
Generic synonyms: Steal

5. Noun. A supply of money. ; "They dipped into the taxpayers' pockets"

6. Noun. (bowling) the space between the headpin and the pins behind it on the right or left. "The ball hit the pocket and gave him a perfect strike"
Category relationships: Bowling
Generic synonyms: Space

7. Noun. A hollow concave shape made by removing something.
Exact synonyms: Scoop
Generic synonyms: Concave Shape, Concavity, Incurvation, Incurvature
Derivative terms: Scoop

8. Noun. A local region of low pressure or descending air that causes a plane to lose height suddenly.
Exact synonyms: Air Hole, Air Pocket
Generic synonyms: Atmospheric Phenomenon

9. Noun. A small isolated group of people. "The battle was won except for cleaning up pockets of resistance"
Generic synonyms: People

10. Noun. (anatomy) saclike structure in any of various animals (as a marsupial or gopher or pelican).

11. Noun. An opening at the corner or on the side of a billiard table into which billiard balls are struck.
Specialized synonyms: Corner Pocket, Side Pocket
Group relationships: Billiard Table, Pool Table, Snooker Table
Generic synonyms: Gap, Opening

Definition of Pocket

1. n. A bag or pouch; especially; a small bag inserted in a garment for carrying small articles, particularly money; hence, figuratively, money; wealth.

2. v. t. To put, or conceal, in the pocket; as, to pocket the change.

3. n. Any hollow place suggestive of a pocket in form or use;

Definition of Pocket

1. Noun. A bag stitched to an item of clothing, used for carrying small items. ¹

2. Noun. (sports billiards pool snooker) An indention and cavity with a net sack or similar structure (into which the balls are to be struck) at each corner and one centered on each side of a pool or snooker table. ¹

3. Noun. An enclosed volume of one substance surrounded by another. ¹

4. Noun. (Australia) An area of land surrounded by a loop of a river ¹

5. Noun. (Australian rules football) The area of the field to the side of the goal posts (four pockets in total on the field, one to each side of the goals at each end of the ground). The pocket is only a roughly defined area, extending from the behind post, at an angle, to perhaps about 30 meters out. ¹

6. Noun. (context: American Football) The region directly behind the offensive line in which the quarterback executes plays. ¹

7. Noun. (military) An area where military units are completely surrounded by enemy units. ¹

8. Noun. (rugby) ¹

9. Verb. To put (something) into a pocket. ¹

10. Verb. (sports billiards snooker pool) To cause a ball to go into one of the pockets of the table; to complete a shot. ¹

11. Verb. (slang) To take and keep (especially money) that which is not one's own. ¹

12. Verb. (slang) To shoplift, to steal. ¹

13. Adjective. Of a size suitable for putting into a pocket. ¹

14. Adjective. Smaller or more compact than usual. ¹

15. Adjective. (context: Texas hold'em poker) Referring to the two initial hole cards. ¹

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Definition of Pocket

1. to place in a pouch sewed into a garment [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Pocket

1. 1. A bag or pouch; especially; a small bag inserted in a garment for carrying small articles, particularly money; hence, figuratively, money; wealth. 2. One of several bags attached to a billiard table, into which the balls are driven. 3. A large bag or sack used in packing various articles, as ginger, hops, cowries, etc. In the wool or hop trade, the pocket contains half sack, or about 168 Ibs.; but it is a variable quantity, the articles being sold by actual weight. 4. A hole or space covered by a movable piece of board, as in a floor, boxing, partitions, or the like. 5. A cavity in a rock containing a nugget of gold, or other mineral; a small body of ore contained in such a cavity. A hole containing water. 6. Same as Pouch. Pocket is often used adjectively, or in the formation of compound words usually of obvious signification; as, pocket comb, pocket compass, pocket edition, pocket handkerchief, pocket money, pocket picking, or pocket-picking, etc. Out of pocket. See Out, Pocket borough, a borough "owned" by some person. See Borough. Pocket gopher, a sheriff appointed by the sole authority of the crown, without a nomination by the judges in the exchequer. Origin: OE. Poket, Prov. F. & OF. Poquette, F. Pochette, dim. Fr. Poque, pouque, F. Poche; probably of Teutonic origin. See Poke a pocket, and cf. Poach to cook eggs, to plunder, and Pouch. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pocket

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pocket battleship
pocket beer
pocket beers
pocket bike
pocket bikes
pocket billiards
pocket book

Literary usage of Pocket

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1885)
"20 — Water-witch (SL, pocket ed., 359) 20 Crime of Christmas day (SL, pocket id., ... 20 Harwood, Within the clasp (SL, pocket pocket ed., 328) fa 20 Jay, ..."

2. Bulletin by United States (1918)
"Baste around ends and upper edge of pocket opening. i. ... Catch stitch cdpe of facing to back of pocket. k. Stitch sides of pocket together and fasten at ..."

3. Library Journal by American Library Association, Library Association (1896)
"The borrower's pocket bears the registration number of the borrower, ... The pocket at the end of the book is stamped with the date when the book is to be ..."

4. Annals of Westminster School by John Sargeaunt (1898)
"pocket-money, 23. 6d—30. Curtains to my bed, 12s. —Total, 18s. ... pocket-money, 6d.—8. A pair of shoes, 33. 6d.; candles and faggots, is. sd.—19. ..."

5. Old Picture Books: Words of Good Counsel on the Choice and Use of Books by James Baldwin, Oakland Free Library, Alfred William Pollard (1902)
"As has been already said, the date inside the pocket-book is 1699, but the accounts begin on January 10, 1696, so that those of the first three years have ..."

6. Roughing it by Mark Twain (1913)
"It is called "pocket-mining/' and I am not aware that any of it is done ... There are not now more than twenty pocket-miners in that entire little region. ..."

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